City breaks ground on Thrive multi-gen center

City officials celebrate breaking ground on the Thrive multigenerational center in Memorial Park. (Photo by Leopold Knopp)

Lewisville city officials, alongside Barker Rinker Seacat and Byrne Construction officials, broke ground today on the Thrive multigenerational center in Memorial Park, which will replace the recreation and senior activity centers that have stood for years just across the field.

The $46 million project, which was approved by voters in the 2015 bond package, will house a gym, an indoor pool area, an indoor walking track, several community rooms and an indoor playground for children. The center is on track to open in 2020.

Though they were previously expected to remain open, the existing Memorial Park centers will close during construction after the city learned it would have enough money to build an expanded parking lot for Thrive, the construction of which will require them to close the existing centers immediately. Activities offered at the recreation center have been moved to the Frederick P. Herring Recreation Center on Civic Circle. The senior activities will move to a suite on the east side of Music City Mall — Lewisville, on the second floor right in front of Macy’s. That temporary center is scheduled to open July 23.